I am a mess in the mornings. An absolute mess. A don't talk to me, make noise, ask me questions, mess. I can't think, can't make decisions, can't function. The other family members however, total morning people. Happy, noisy, non-coffee drinking morning people. So to make my transition from the peace of slumber into the chaos of life I need a few constants. Things that I don't have to think about. Things that I can make half asleep. Because I am, in many ways, half asleep.
For me that means and everything bagel and iced coffee. Pretty much every single day of the year. But last fall all of that monotony got a little shaken up.
I discovered the wonder and magic of Edible Creations and Black Raspberry Jalapeno jelly.
Edible Creations' booth. She had the most adorable tablecloth (my love for fabric lures me into so much inadvertent trouble) and my friends had already been raving to me about her mason jars full of happiness. Instantly I saw little samples of each of the different preserves. Feeling intrigued and brave, I tried the Black Raspberry Jalapeno. One taste. That is all it took. I was in love. A crazy, obsessed, consuming kind of love. I needed jars. Jars and jars. I would have bought a gallon if it was possible, right then and there. I haven't been the same since. I even look forward to waking up a tiny bit. It is the combination of the sweetness with a tiny hint of heat that brings out all that is awesome in an everything bagel, all that is awesome in my morning. It is what I would have flown in if I was stranded on a desert island. Hey, it's my desert island, I can make up the rules.
rasPberry. Who knew it had a P in it? Oh, you did? Well aren't you fancy. I missed that day in third grade when it was on the spelling test.
Flo, the brilliant creator of all things delicious in mason jars has kindly offered a special on all of her jams and jellies. I have yet to taste one that I didn't love. The Cherry Jalapeno is quickly competing for first place on my breakfast plate. The Pear over warm brie... Girls night out will never be the same. Cranberry... our Thanksgiving leftovers go to good use with turkey cranberry sandwiches. She even let me try her newest Blueberry Peach. My littles have never devoured a pb & j sammy faster.
Visit Edible Creations. Use the code 'joyshope' for either 4/ 8oz. or 3/ 16 oz. jars for $20. She will even include a recipe sheet that tells you of the many creative and unexpected ways that you can use each flavor.
Plus, if you would like the chance to win your own jar, plus a yummy fall Betty Crocker recipe book, visit Four Flights of Fancy today. I am sharing a recipe that I made in the Betty Crocker kitchens, that showcases my fave jelly in all the land.
Happy rasPberry day!